As superheroes go, Quinn Hughes isn’t the most physically imposing. Luckily, he doesn’t have to be Superman or merely Bobby Orr to help save the Vancouver Canucks.

“Bobby Orr? I’m not really sure about that one,” Hughes said Wednesday when asked about a year-old reference from former college assistant coach Jeff Tambellini. “Tamby’s a nice guy and I’ll thank him for that, but I think that’s really far-fetched. I’m just going to try to play my game and make my teammates better and help my team get better.”

“Good for him,” Jim Hughes, Quinn’s dad, said after asking about his son’s first press conference as a professional. “Listen, there’s going to be a learning curve and the hype is a little off the charts for my liking. I think it’s a little bit silly. But I understand it’s a Canadian market; we lived in Toronto. People are passionate about hockey and that’s what makes a Canadian market special.”

And, at times, harder to play in.